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Salsa, bachata, and kizomba lessons once a month at LUV Nightclub (formerly HUE/Atmosphere) in San Francisco. The event features dance lessons followed by dancing in two rooms for dancing with bachata in the main room, and salsa or kizomba in the second room.

Full bar, affordable bottle service, and free street parking. One of the best places to go dancing in San Francisco on a Sunday night.


Event: Salsa & Bachata Lessons, Dance Party Salsa Dancing Gifts
Date: Select Sundays
Time: 8:00pm - 2:00am
Cost: $10 for social, $20 for lesson & social
Instructors: Miguel Zaragoza & Guest Instructors
Address: LUV Nightclub
447 Broadway (between Montgomery and Kearny)
San Francisco, 94133
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Contact: (925) 261-8677
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Our Review:

This is a really fun event, and one of the top dance spots on a Sunday night in the City. Hot Bachata Nights takes place at the spacious HUE Nightclub which has 2 bars and a nice lounge area on the 2nd floor.

One of the coolest things about the place is that it has 2 dance floors, 1 for salsa and 1 for bachata, so you can switch it up to suit your mood. They also have lessons earlier in the evening if you want to learn the steps.

The downside of HBN is that it definitely attracts more bachata dancers than salseros-- the bachata room is always packed compared to the salsa room. But if you love dancing lots of bachata with a helping of salsa & kizomba on the side, then Hot Bachata Nights is one of the best places to be.

User Reviews:

Apr 28, 2014 at 2:01 pm

9 people found this review helpful

Soooo, went here for the first time last night…

– if you go before the party begins, cover is 20… As they presume you are there for class too. Lady at the door let us in for 10 at about 8:39pm as we weren’t going to take a class.
– Classes, kizomba on the main floor. Teacher seems kind, average kizomba dancer. Upstairs is some sort of salsa, teacher was condescending, with the “me you will never dance like me attitude”.
– Dancing, the bachata definitely kicked things up a notch. Great salsa music. DJ kept it fresh.
– Crowd: very clicky, if you didn’t know anyone, you stood alone. The egotistical Salsa instructor thought it was ok to keep bumping into us as we stood at a corner of the bar. When we informed him he was bumping into us, he ignored us, and continued twirling girls into our faces, no apologies, none.

Will I return? HEEEELLLLLL NO! I will go to Cigar bar down the street any day. Better attitude, cooler people, sweet ambiance, and there is a chance I may actually make some friends…

Super Disappointed!!

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Apr 17, 2014 at 8:39 pm

4 people found this review helpful

This is the main Sunday night party in SF and people keep on coming back so you know it must be decent! Nice venue with two bars, a big bachata room, a smaller salsa one, and and intimate kizomba room. Since I like to dance salsa and kizomba, I regularly attend this event.
This is definitely the place to go the bachateros/as out there. The salsa level is intermediate with a couple of more advanced dancers showing up regularly. I like the fact that the three dance styles are in one place so salseros, bachateros and kizombeiros can mix. I think it is always good to be open minded and versatile enough to not stick with one style of dance.
Dancers are pretty “Bay Area” like. Not mean, not extra friendly/smiley either, somewhere in the middle. You might feel a little lonely if you are a newcomer but keep on dancing and people will open up.

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Jun 13, 2016 at 10:10 pm

2 people found this review helpful

We appreciate the feedback and definitely notice the difference with the salsa room. As with any venue there are good salsa nights and not so good ones. This is largely why we alternate the room with kizomba as the nights we have kizomba SF Mambo is taking place. Most of our customers prefer Bachata though.

It has been some time since security had patted down people, but it was not to be disrespectful it was to ensure that people were not sneaking alcohol or other things as they do at most nightclubs. While it may not be the norm of most salsa/latin dance night clubs we are trying to provide a safe environment for people to dance and have fun.


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Mar 14, 2016 at 7:45 am

1 person found this review helpful

I have found the world of bachata! The level is dancing is so good at this place! The venue is clean, comfortable, and spacious. I am a salsa dancer starting to learn bachata. This is the place! Last night was my first night and I stayed with 2 friends till 2 am. Even though the community is different than whom I know from salsa, I found everyone welcoming and generous with their dances. I danced all night! Thank you M&M for taking there. A highlight was to see Francisco Jr and Cathy Reyes perform. And then I danced “loco” with Jr. “…te pido de rodillas…” -show stop pero!

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Jun 13, 2016 at 7:39 pm

1 person found this review helpful

This used to be a great place to dance on a Sunday evening and now the salsa floor is pretty much empty. Last time I went there they were patting down patrons TSA style before you get the privilege to get in the door, which is very disrespectful to the customers. I will not be going back to this venue in the future and would not recommend this venue to any of my fellow salsa/Bachata dancers.

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Jul 25, 2016 at 12:55 pm

1 person found this review helpful

If you’re looking to dance and have a good time on Sunday night, this is definitely the place!

Cover: $10 for social and $20 for lessons and social. This is incredibly affordable compared to the cover for all other places in San Francisco. Not to mention the $20 includes two different lessons which is a total steal.

Venue: Absolutely gorgeous, probably the best spacial and atmosphere out of all Latin dance events in the city hands down.

Crowd: There is always a mix of different dancers wherever you go, but this crowd is very polite and I actually feel safe as a single female dancing. I’ve encountered very few really stuck up dancers that quite frankly sound like “concerned patron” in another review from here. Though most people are not like that, so don’t worry :)

Instructors/Lessons: Ideal for beginners to intermediate level. I love the rotation between Bachata, Salsa and Kizomba.

Special events: I attended the DJ Soltrix event and I have got to say, that event was absolutely insane! The organizer here has really changed HBN and the environment is like no other latin night in the city with these specialized events. I mean common, Sunday night is clearly not easy to do since a lot of people work on Monday, but damn it’s a blast! Don’t even get me started on the 3day weekends throughout the year :)

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Aug 27, 2016 at 10:12 am

1 person found this review helpful

Good Afternoon Martin,

Unfortunately, the event is 21+. There is definitely a challenge for under 21 events. I recommend you check out Salsa at Cal, Allegro, The Davis Graduate, and inessence dance co.

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Jan 31, 2017 at 3:04 pm

1 person found this review helpful

I love coming to Hue to dance bachata on Sunday nights! There are beginner-friendly lessons in bachata, salsa, and kizomba (salsa/kizomba alternate by week), where it’s easy to meet people and learn some basic moves in relatively small classes. The social dancing is definitely more about the bachata than the other styles. The bachata room does get quite packed on a holiday weekend or live concert night, so be prepared to meet your neighbors :) It’s incredible how many people from all over the bay come out to HBN regularly on sundays, despite the fact that we all work the next morning … Just can’t stay away ;)

The bartenders are cool, they have great drink specials, water is provided, and there are late-night places to grab food just across the street. Bathroom maintenance could be improved a bit, but hey, what nightclub doesn’t need work here :p

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Jun 22, 2014 at 5:47 pm

My favorite spot to go on Sunday nights! This is a great place to go if you love bachata & kizomba. Great instructors and good dancers in a friendly atmosphere. Salsa dancing is a bit hit or miss, not always a lot of good dancers. Great place overall!

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Aug 21, 2016 at 9:11 pm

Is this club 18 and up?I have been wanting to learn salsa but have been having a hard time finding a club 18 and up in the bay area

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Oct 11, 2016 at 9:38 am

I am in SF for my yearly trade show in January and I always make it a point to dance at Hot Bachata Nights. Its outstanding, large, great mix of friendly people, awesome music and very close to downtown, Chinatown and Little Italy. I usually walk it from my Union Square hotel in about 20 minutes.

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Jan 22, 2017 at 11:56 pm

I love hot bachata nights!!!!!! Very friendly staff, awesome bar had a few drinks everyone I go and they always play good music and had the best event!!!!( concerts)

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Jan 31, 2017 at 12:11 am

This is definitely my first choice every time i go to San Francisco to dance Salsa and Bachata on a Sunday great environment Djs are amazing, friendly staff, i love the music and the decor in this place. Its a 2hours drive for me to get there but its always worth it!! Totally the place to be on a Sunday Night

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Jan 31, 2017 at 12:20 am

One of my favorite places in SF, awesome club, drinks & music. Great experience on a Sunday night. If you like dancing, this is the club for you! Totally recommend it! :)

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Jan 31, 2017 at 2:25 pm

I have nothing but love for Hot Bachata Nights. I had a birthday party on January 15, during their Anniversary Night. Host/DJ Miguel made sure that everything was great for us: table, drinks, guests, etc. My friends and I danced till the wee hours. I definitely recommend this place for celebrating any special events.

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Jan 31, 2017 at 4:35 pm

The best spot for dancing bachata on a Sunday, with the exception of – absolutely nothing. The only downside is this is now a monthly social, rather than a weekly one.

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Feb 1, 2017 at 1:57 pm

A great venue for Bachata. Great DJs, great friendly dancer’s. Only minor complaint is that it may get too crowded on long weekends. The Salsa/Kizomba/Zouk room in the front is a little small and irregullary shaped to allow many dancers is my only minor complaint at this place.

Still the management does a great job keeping this place as one of the best and friendliest Bachata venues in the bay!

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Feb 1, 2017 at 10:49 pm

Miguel is an amazing host and the crowd is lively, awesome, skillful and overall fun people. If you want to experience a beautiful Latin dance culture you’ve got to come too Hot Bachata Nights! All levels and styles welcomed!

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Feb 17, 2017 at 5:34 pm

What’s not to love??? Miguel hosts a wonderful event! The venue is classy and gorgeous; we always have fabulous DJs, 2 rooms for dancing (bachata in the larger for obvious reasons); great instructors, security staff, and front desk staff; fun party atmosphere.

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